Donald Trump Threatens to Pull US Out of the World Trade Organisation

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the crowd during a campaign rally

by Telegraph Reporters

Donald Trump has threatened to pull the US out of the World Trade Organisation if he enters the White House, as the Republican presidential nominee branded the body a “disaster”.

In an escalation of the protectionist rhetoric used so far throughout his campaign, Mr Trump vowed to “renegotiate” its relationship with the international trade body if it tried to block his policies.

Mr Trump said in an interview with NBC that he wanted to levy a tax of between 15pc and 35pc on the goods of US companies that move activity outside of the country.

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